Milk Stout
Left Hand Brewing Company

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English Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #236
Ranked #5,917
4 | pDev: 12.25%
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Very Good
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Milk sugar in your stout is like cream in your coffee. Dark and delicious, America’s great milk stout will change your perception about what a stout can be. “Preconceived notions are the blinders on the road to enlightenment.” Udderly delightful.

Collection: Perennial
Style: Sweet Stout
Color: Black, 47 SRM
Body: full
ABV: 6%
IBU's: 25
PLATO: 15.5°
PKG: 6-Pack, Keg
Malt: Pale 2-row, Crystal, Munich, Roasted Barley, Flaked Oats, Flaked Barley and Chocolate
Hops: Magnum and US Goldings
Other: Lactose
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Reviews: 1,808 | Ratings: 7,031
Photo of Gusler
3.36/5  rDev -16%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The pour is ebony in color, the head inconsequential in size, the structure patchy clumps of large bubbles, the color a light chocolate. Nose is roasted grains, bittersweet chocolate with a sweet malt start, top is light to moderate in feel, the finish crisply acidic, the hops pleasant in their spicy bite, dry aftertaste. In the interest of being kind we will call it a “Beginners Stout” or your “Entry into the Dark Side”, most stouts have little to fear form this one!

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Photo of Boto
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark brown color. Decent head. Chocolate and mild roastiness in the aroma. The taste is very sweet, with a good balance of the roastiness and chocolate. Goes down real easy. I also love the cow with the handprints on the label. All in all a good sweet stout!

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Photo of Loki
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First milk stout that I've had so I don't have much to compare it to, but it pours an extremely dark, chocolate brown, almost black. Thick, creamy white head that sadly disappated quickly.

Aromas of semi-sweet to bitter chocolate and expresso. The scents followed through the flavor. Semi-sweet chocolate with a slight bitter finish. Very creamy and smooth. Goes down easy with little hints that it is 7.0% ABV

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Photo of BigHead
3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A dark amber from the pour, with very little head at all. Some chocolate and coffee comes across in the aroma. My first sip detects the creamy additive of milk, along with undertones the previously mentioned coffee and chocolate raost. There is a milky consistency to the flavor of the beer. It's a fairly carbonated beer. A hint of nuttiness in the aftertaste. As a side note, the bubbles on the surface formed a shape similar to that of a koala's face...maybe I should quit drinking. Drinkability is easy on this stout.

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Photo of goindownsouth
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very intriguing brew. The aroma leaves something of a creamy sense there. The first sip says that very same thing. However, the bier does not, in any way, leave a heavy feeling on the tongue. How can a brew have a creamy feel, yet not be creamy nor heavy in mouthfeel? Very interesting. Well worth seeking out, if you can find it. Prost!

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Photo of cokes
3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 12/24/2002
One of the darker shades of mahogany possible underneath a full tan head.
Roasted aromatics mix with the lacto-ness, leading to a slightly burnt, soured impression. Not all that appealing, but appropriate for the style.
Begins with some slightly toasted black malts that are immediately swallowed by the lacto sourness. Partially hidden roastedness. Slight touches of grain, but mostly, it is just the milky, lactose sweet/sourness. Hopping is not noticed. Rather simple, but decent.
Lighter-than-medium body hides the rather stiff ABV.
A milk stout taken to its logical conclusion. But in the end, it seems to adopt more of the former part of its title than the later.

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Photo of oberon
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured nicely black with ruby red hue,light head caramel colored head that left a nice lace.Smelled of very bitter chocolate,tasted nece and sweet with chocolate and burnt tones,very creamy in texture,like drinking desert.Nice hop flavor to balance out at the end,I really enjoyed this stout.

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Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Bottled Xmas eve-02)-- Pours a light mahogany color. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, but mostly diminishing. On the nose the aroma of caramel, peanuts, milk chocolate and roasted grain. Mouthfeel is fairly smooth. On the palate the flavors of roasted coffee beans, peanuts, roasted malts, buttery, charcoal, caramel, milk chocolate, and bittersweet flavors. Overall good mellow stout.

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